Last training night of 2015

Hi all,

Tonight is the last training night of the year. It is also Sensei Dan's farewell. We thank Dan for his skills and expertise and help in coaching all the junior and senior judoka. We wish him and his family well in their new adventure in New Zealand.

Training will recommence at start of school term in 2016 for juniors.  The advanced classes at 6pm on Friday nights taken by sensei Les Vincent will resume on the third Friday in January.


Wesite for the judo club

I would like to get some feedback about whether people prefer to use facebook or this blog site for their judo information.

Currently we pay a yearly fee to keep the 'www.unijudoclub.com' name.
If people don't use this site much, or are not too concerned over the name, then we could do without paying the fee and, if needed, direct people to 'www.unijudoclub.blogspot.com' which is free. Its due for payment soon.

Could you email or comment on this post to let me know
with regards Colin


Bridgewater PCYC Judo Club Open Competition

All registered players are invited to attend and compete in the BPCYC Judo Club open competition.
DATE: 13th September 2015
VENUE: Bridgewater PCYC Judo Club. Greenpoint Rd, Bridgewater (behind Woolworths)

9.15am: 8 yrs & under (B/G must not turn 9 in 2015) 20 point system will run for under 8s.
9:15am: Junior B/G 9yrs & under 12 (must not turn 12 in 2015)
9:30am: Senior B/G 12 yrs & under 15yrs (must not turn 15 in 2015)
9:45: Cadets 15, 16, 17yrs (must not turn 18 in 2015)
10:30am: Junior M/W 18, 19, 20yrs (must not turn 21 in 2015)
10:30am: Seniors
NOTE: Age and weight divisions may be adjusted to allow for participation.
COST FOR COMPETITORS: Juniors-Cadets: $10.00. Seniors: $15.00. Players wishing to compete in additional categories will be charged a $5 fee.
SPECTATORS: Gold coin donation.
CONTACT NUMBERS: Wendy: 0412 926 004 BPCYC: 6263 5277


No judo tonight

Our sensei for tonight, Peter Creef, is snowed in, so there will be no judo tonight.
Training will be back on Wednesday as normal.


Friday night competition training with Les Vincent

Starting Friday the 10th July as a weekly event, the 6-8pm training session will be taken by Les Vincent, Judo Tasmania’s state coach.
Les has an impressive background in judo having competed at multiple international events as a representative of the New Zealand Judo Team. We are very lucky to have him as state coach for Tasmania, but even luckier to have him willing to undertake state training sessions at UTAS Judo on a weekly basis.
If you have any interest in competition judo or are looking to push your judo a little harder than in the normal training sessions, make sure you attend on Friday nights.
Judoka from all other clubs in the state will be invited to these sessions and this will be an excellent opportunity to test some of your skills against players that you don’t normally train with.
Costs are covered for all UTAS Judo fee-paying members.
Visiting judoka, please pay $5 on the night.

July School Hoildays

Monday 6th:     Junior and senior training from 6-8pm as normal

Wednesday 8th:     Seniors only starting at 7pm

Friday 10th:     State training with Les Vincent 6-8pm, all players, seniors & juniors, interested in competition judo should attend

Monday 13th:     No training – have a rest after Friday's hard session

Wednesday 15th:     Seniors only starting at 7pm

Friday 17th:         State training with Les Vincent, 6-8pm


Monday 8th June holiday

Please note that there won't be any judo training on Monday night due to the Queen's birthday holiday.


Update to training times over Easter

Training over Easter and School Holi's as follows: Easter Fri, Mon and the Wed following - no training.
Friday 10th and 17th of April, normal senior training and older juniors are welcome.
Also - Monday 13th April there will be NORMAL training - i.e. both seniors and juniors from 6-8pm ... But Wednesday 15th April, no training. Please ask if unsure. Have a great Easter and hope to see you on the mat on the Friday's and Monday following.

Judo Dan


Easter holidays

Hello everyone,

There will be no training on Good Friday  (3rd) or Easter Monday (6th).

We wish everyone a happy Easter.


No Judo tonight

There's no training at the Unigym dojo tonight. Instead Dan and James will be grading at HTC. Come along to support them and get a little randori in with some different bodies. 5-7pm at HTC next to Chemist Warehouse on Murray St


Australia Day

I hope everyone is having a great Australia Day long weekend.
I thought I had better let you know that there is no judo on Monday 26th.


The new year is over and , time to work on your fitness, judo is back

Hello everyone,

Well its that time of year to start working off that Christmas and NewYear cheer.
Senior Judoka start training on Wednesday 21st January, at the usual time an place!
Juniors start back on Monday the 2nd of February.

Look forward to seeing you there.


State Training

State training is being held at the Uni Gym Dojo this Sunday from 10am to 12.30.
Mat fees are $10.00


Update from departing President (Dan Bernal)

Hello UTAS JUDO members,

If you have not yet paid your Judo Tasmania (JT) membership and it is due to be paid, I suggest you do this soon. JT have just approved a small increase in fees (in line with national fee increases) and you may want to get in before the change is formalised.

For University students, if you haven’t paid a JT rego this year, please do so now and you may be eligible to claim it back. We have been awarded a grant to help all students become registered, in order to grade. Notify James or myself once you’ve done this.

In September we had our AGM. Please welcome our new committee members as below:

President: James Tischler
James will organise events for the club in the new year, such as societies day stalls, and will contribute to updating our online presence. You may also like to refer to James as a general club contact

Vice President: Mark Richardson
Mark is an assistant coach at the club and helps train our junior class on Wednesday nights.

Treasurer: Helena Klarenbeek
Contact Helena if you need information on how to pay your judo fees

Secretary: Denny Fleming
Denny will take notes and write agenda for the committee meetings. If you have any ideas for the club, Denny would be a good person to mention it to.

Membership management: Dan Lynch
Dan will send out info to all new members about our club. He is also a good contact for other general club enquiries.

Judo suits (t-shirts, etc.): Anne Smalley
Judo suit too small? Contact Anne.

A big thanks to Shaun Buissink and Rosemarie Baker for their time on the committee over the past two years. They have gone above and beyond their roles to support the club. I’ll still be regular at the club coaching, but thank you for the time as your President.

We will have one more junior grading night for the year and look out for our Christmas Celebration invites coming soon.

Thank you.